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Andrew Tate loses bid to end detention in Romania

Daniel Marland

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Andrew Tate loses bid to end detention in Romania

Andrew Tate has appeared in court and lost his appeal to end his detention in Romania.

The controversial influencer and former kickboxer was arrested on December 29 alongside his brother Tristan as part of an investigation into human trafficking and rape.

Romanian police raided his mansion as part of a major operation, seizing money and weapons.

The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) revealed Tate's arrest was part of an investigation into human trafficking, rape and the organisation of a crime group.

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It's been claimed Tate and his brother were part of a gang which tricked women to live with him in Bucharest. Both brothers have denied the allegations.

The duo appeared at Bucharest’s Court of Appeal on Tuesday, with lawyer Eugen Vidineac hopeful of a 'positive solution' from the court.

The verdict in the appeal upheld the initial decision to keep Tate and his brother under arrest for 30 days, however, on charges of human trafficking and organised crime.

If they wish, prosecutors could now request for Tate to be detained for 180 days.

Andrew and Tristan Tate leaving the Court of Appeal. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Andrew and Tristan Tate leaving the Court of Appeal. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Despite the arrest, tweets have still been sent from Tate's account in recent days. The 36-year-old has denied the allegations while stressing it's a plot from 'the Matrix' to take him down.

His most recent reads: "When Allah said ‘I test only those I love.’ I took the pain like it was an honour - Abu Hurayrah."

Tate was involved in a Twitter argument with environmental activist Greta Thunberg in the days prior to his arrest.

After attempting to get under her skin with a tweet about his numerous sports cars burning 'enormous emissions', Thunberg replied: "Yes, please do enlighten me. Email me at smalld**[email protected]"

Tate and his brother have denied the allegations. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Tate and his brother have denied the allegations. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Tate wasn't too happy with this and decided to hit back himself. The ex-Big Brother contestant filmed a video while eating pizza, attempting to diss the teenager.

Following his arrest, it was rumoured Tate's location was confirmed thanks to his pizza boxes. While that was later debunked, it didn't stop Thunberg from getting the last laugh.

She tweeted: "This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes."

Featured Image Credit: Andrew Tate/Instagram

Daniel Marland
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